Assaria Lutheran Church Celebrates a Century of Faith and Community
As Assaria Lutheran Church marked its 100th anniversary, the town of Assaria, Kansas, basked in the historical significance of a building that is more than just an architectural marvel. Founded by Swedish pioneers, the church began its journey in 1875, with the current structure erected in 1915-16, replacing the original 1877 building. This centennial celebration not only commemorates the church's physical presence but also honors the pioneering spirit and deep-rooted faith of the early settlers and the robust community that has flourished since.
Buffalo Will Roam in Salina
The 34rd Annual Fall Buffalo Auction is coming up Saturday, December 2nd at the sale barn in Salina. Dick Gehring with the Kansas Buffalo Association joined in on the KSAL Morning News Extra Thursday with a look at the event that will bring over 400 bison to Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Company located at 1500 Old U.S. 40 Highway in Salina.
Salina Man Tased Twice
Police made a drug related arrest after a Salina man tried to outrun an officer on his bike. Police Sergeant Kyle Tonniges tells KSAL News that 40-year-old Timothy Hurt was taken into custody after being tased twice early Thursday morning. Police report just after midnight on Thursday Hurt was riding a bicycle on the wrong side of the road in the 900 block of W. Pacific as a patrol unit approached.
Saline County Jail Activity, Nov. 30
REQUESTED CHARGE(S): Probation Violation. REQUESTED CHARGE(S):Driving While Suspended, Following too close. REQUESTED: Theft of prop/services:Value less than $1,500. REQUESTED CHARGE(S): Failure to appear, Use/poss drug paraphernalian/human body, Interf w/LEO; obstr/resist/oppose misd warrant, Poss of opiate, narcotic, or certain stimulant. NAME: Oliver,Robert John. REQUESTED CHARGE(S): Failure to appear. NAME: Watters,Patrick Donavan.
Salina Police Officers involved in 100 mph in town pursuit
On Wednesday at 2:48 a.m., a Salina Police Department officer witnessed a 2007 Grey Honda Odyssey run a red light at the intersection of Broadway Ave. and South Street. A vehicle pursuit ensued after police were unable to stop the vehicle. The Odyssey sped off traveling south on Broadway Avenue.
Suspect steals $1,000 from Casey's in Salina
A suspect stole an estimated $1,000 from two machines at Casey's at 215 W. Crawford St. According to the Salina Police Department, the burglary occurred between 3:30 and 6 p.m. on Monday. Nov. 27. The machines took cash in return for car wash tokens, and according to SPD Sergeant Kyle...
City of Salina awarded funds for phase one of Magnolia Road improvements
Governor Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed announced Tuesday that more than $12 million state dollars will be awarded to 16 transportation construction projects across Kansas through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program for fall 2023. This investment will leverage $7.2 million in community matching dollars...
SPD arrests teenager for possession of multiple pounds of marijuana
Right as Thanksgiving began last week on Thursday, Nov. 23, around midnight, the Salina Police Department reported to an apartment complex at 737 Fairdale Road for a reported fight and gunshot near the building. Once officers arrived on the scene, all potential suspects left the area, but according to SPD...
Christmas tree stolen from holiday display in Salina
SALINA, Kan. (KWCH) - A Salina business group is putting in time to get the city into the holiday spirit, decorating downtown with Christmas trees along the sidewalks. “We have 42 of them. We embellish all of the pots with ribbon and last year, all the trees that line Santa Fe have lights in them, and we have the mayor’s Christmas tree across the street,” Salina Downtown Executive Director Leslie Bishop explained.
Salina City Commission approves multi million dollar housing incentive package
During its Monday meeting, Salina City Commissioners agreed to issue a multi-million dollar incentive package to Overland Park-based housing developer Salina Destination Development LLC. The package consists of industrial revenue bonds, or IRBs, which exempt Salina Destination Development (SDD) from paying Saline County property taxes on the land used for...
Woman Battered during Rolling Domestic Case
Salina Police are looking for a male suspect after an argument between a couple in a truck took a violent turn. According to Police Sergeant Kyle Tonniges, a 36-year-old female victim dialed 9-1-1 four times from her boyfriend’s truck as the crisis escalated on I-135. Police say on Wednesday...
Free dental clinic in Kansas coming up in January
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic will be held at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina on Jan. 12-13. Clinic doors will open at 5:30 a.m. on both days. There are no appointments or reservations, and patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Treatment options include […]
Salina to hold forum on homelessness
The forum will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Annex Building at 120 W. Ash.
Salina police arrest man accused of swinging dog by injured leg
SALINA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Salina Police Department arrested a man for animal cruelty after witnesses said he swung a dog by its injured leg. The incident happened a little after 7:30 a.m. Monday. Police said witnesses reported Brandon Lunde swinging the dog by its leg and throwing the animal...
Salina Police co-responder team responds to alleged arson incident
On Monday, Nov. 27 Salina Police Officers were alerted to a reported arson that occurred in a public restroom in the 200 block of S. Seventh Street, Salina. Salina Police Officers worked with the Salina Fire Department Arson Investigators to identify possible suspects involved in this event. The investigation revealed the possibility of involvement by persons who may suffer from mental health issues, and the Salina Police Co-Responder Team researched the subjects.
Donmyer – The Devil’s Washboard
Rumor has it that sometime during the 1950s near Gypsum Kansas, seven teenagers died while driving down a local road. This road is Donmyer Road, also known as “The Devil’s Washboard.” These seven teenagers wanted to go for a small joyride on the night of the day they died. Such events ALWAYS have to have some kind of dare, the one here was just how fast they could fly over the hills. The group made it over the first few hills with no problem, but on the third hill, they slammed right into the bank of the road, killing all seven passengers (“Kansas’ haunted places”).
Body found in Saline County may be missing Kansas man
The Saline County Sheriff's Office is waiting for an autopsy report on a body that was found last week. The autopsy could confirm that the body is that of a missing Kansas man.
Brookville Planning 2nd Parade of Lights
A Saline County community is planning its second annual Christmas parade. Brookville, which has been hosting a Labor Day celebration and parade for over 50 years, will a Christmas parade for the second year in a row. The Brookville Community Foundation, which has been involved in a Labor Day Celebration...
Thanksgiving Day burglary at Salina gas station convenience store
Early on Thanksgiving Day last week, the Xpress Mart at 1118 N. 9th St. reported a burglary to the Salina Police Department at 3:22 a.m. Surveillance footage showed a suspect wearing a gray hoodie with black pants, gloves and a dark face covering breaking into the business around 1 a.m.
KWU Receives $700,000 Gift
Kansas Wesleyan has received a $700,000 gift from the estate of Gretchen Morgenstern, a former member of the KWU Board of Trustees. According to KWU, the gift is believed to be one of the ten largest single gifts from an individual in school history. “We are extremely appreciative of this...